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Kawasaki’s Ninja H2 and H2R Go Even More High-Tech for 2017 (with video)

Courtesy of Kawasaki The 2017 Kawasaki Ninja H2R. Kawasaki’s supercharged hypersports bikes have been updated with new electronics and rear suspension components. Kawasaki has updated its flagship Ninja H2 and H2R models for 2017, and added the Ninja H2 Carbon, a limited-edition version of the supercharged hypersport model with a carbon-fiber upper cowl and matte […]

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Aprilia Brings MotoGP Horsepower to the Public With the New RSV4 R FW-GP

Courtesy of Aprilia The Aprilia RSV4 R FW-GP. Aprilia has announced the RSV4 R FW-GP to be the newest addition to its “Factory Works” program, and the most technically advanced bike the Italian manufacturer has ever offered to the public. The FW-GP’s most notable feature is its V4 engine, which is said to be heavily […]

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Video: Take a Hot Lap of Utah Motorsports Campus On Board the 2017 Yamaha YZF-R6

While Yamaha earlier released a video officially introducing the updated 2017 YZF-R6, we recently stumbled on this onboard video showing the bike in action at Utah Motorsports Campus. After a very brief introduction, the video shows a full lap of the track at serious speed. The new bike is certainly a screamer, and the video […]

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Gallery: Yamaha’s World Supersport Tease Is Our First Taste of the 2017 YZF-R6 in Race Trim

Courtesy of Yamaha The first 2017 Yamaha YZF-R6 in race trim. At the EICMA show in Italy, Yamaha is displaying this “Race Ready” YZF-R6 to showcase the new bike and to announce its intentions of competing in next year’s World Supersport Championship —and my gosh is it gorgeous. While nothing is set in stone, Yamaha […]

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FIRST RIDE: 2017 Ducati Monster 1200 S

Ducati is no stranger to the warfare in the naked bike class; in fact, Ducati started it way back in 1993 when it released the very first Ducati Monster 900. Since then other manufacturers have followed in wake of the Italian manufacturer by releasing their own “naked” machines, and within the last few years the […]

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The Kawasaki Ninja 650 Sheds 40 Pounds for 2017 (with video)

Courtesy of Kawasaki The updated 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650 in KRT Edition colors. The new bike is significantly lighter than the previous version, with more low-end and midrange power. Kawasaki has updated the Ninja 650 for 2017 with a new, lighter frame, revisions to the engine for improved low-end power, a more relaxed riding position, […]

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Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Updated With New Electronics and More Comfort For 2017 (with video)

Courtesy of Kawasaki The 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 1000, shown here with Kawasaki’s accessory side bags. Kawasaki has updated its flagship sport-touring model for 2017 with a new IMU-based electronics package, a new windshield and fairings, lower seat height, and new ECU tuning. The upgrades are intended to raise the bike’s level of performance, in addition […]

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2016 Yamaha XSR900 Ride Review

Photography by Brian J. Nelson The XSR900 comes in either 60th Anniversary or Matte Gray/Aluminum paint. The increasingly popular café racer/classic heritage bike genre has certainly caught the attention of the OEMs, with the best example being Yamaha’s new XSR900 for 2016. When we first saw the bike, it was easy to assume the new […]

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SR Archive: Muzzy Raptor 850 Streetbike Test

This article was originally published in the April 1998 issue of Sport Rider. Photography by Fran Kuhn Muzzy Raptor 850 is an absolute 180 mph beast for those who think they might have the right stuff. Once in a while, a bike will come along that not only stands out from the crowd by virtue […]